Iron County Newswire

Iron County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Iron County, UT.

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  1. 1 news Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire By...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Salt Lake Tribune

    St. George, Utah a A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn't get a fair trial in Iron County due to extensive media coverage and online rumors about the fire near Brian Head.

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  2. 4 news 83-year-old survivalist charged with recklessness for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | Salt Lake Tribune

    A 83-year-old Parowan man has been charged after the 71,000-acre Brian Head Fire uncovered his explosive-filled doomsday bunkers, hidden for more than 30 years on public land in Iron County. Firefighters found Richard O. Batt's alleged cache of explosives , makeshift cabins and bunkers June 27, 2017 - 10 days after the fire began - when they heard "popping sounds" they soon realized were explosions, according to the Iron County Sheriff's Office.

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  3. Cop who shot woman holding screwdriver still on force despite -...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | Fox 23

    Those are the words spoken by a Utah police officer moments before he shot a woman holding a screwdriver -- a shooting that Iron County prosecutors found to be unjustified, The Salt Lake Tribune reported . Despite the findings, Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett has declined to file charges against Enoch police Cpl.

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  4. Justin Timberlake releasing book with photos, stories of his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WDBO-AM Orlando

    ... words spoken by a Utah police officer moments before he shot a woman holding a screwdriver -- a shooting that Iron County prosecutors found to be unjustified, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Despite the findings, Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett ...

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  5. Utah survivalist whose bunker caused problems during Brian Head Fire chargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | KSL-TV

    An 82-year-old man whose bunker full of explosives caused problems for crews fighting the massive Brian Head Fire last year will face a felony charge in court. Richard O. Batt, of Parowan, was charged Wednesday in Iron County's 5th District Court with having incendiary device parts, a third-degree felony.

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  6. Cop won't be charged in shooting prosecutor found unjustifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 8 | New York Post

    ... a stolen vehicle, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The review board's conclusion differs from that of Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett, who released a letter Monday indicating that Casimiro was not fleeing at the scene and didn't threaten the ...

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  7. Utah city decides to keep officer on the force, despite shooting of woman that was ruled unjustifiedRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 7 | Salt Lake Tribune

    An Enoch police corporal remains employed and on leave despite prosecutors ruling that he unlawfully shot a suspect of a car break-in at a Parowan truck stop. Cpl. Jeremy Dunn acted "within department policy" when he shot Ivonne Casimiro on June 28, a committee of Enoch officials ruled Tuesday - contrasting the Iron County attorney's finding that the shooting was "unjustified."

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  8. 2 investigations of Utah officer who shot woman reach 2 conclusionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | KSL-TV

    A day after the Iron County Attorney's Office concluded that an Enoch police officer was not legally justified when he shot a woman holding a screwdriver, the Enoch Police Department says that officer's actions were appropriate. The Enoch Use of Force Review Board "unanimously concludes that Cpl.

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  9. Officer not justified but won't face charges in Parowan shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 6 | KSL-TV

    PAROWAN, Iron County - An officer-involved shooting in June has been found not justified, but the officer who shot a woman in the leg during a suspected robbery will not face criminal charges, according to the Iron County Attorney's Office. According to a letter from Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett to the Enoch City Police chief that was released Monday, the officer, Enoch City Police Cpl.

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  10. Do you want me to take her out like last time?': A June shooting,...Read the original story

    Monday Aug 6 | Salt Lake Tribune

    An Enoch police corporal told investigators he had "mentally purchased" the idea that he would have to shoot Ivonne Casimiro when he first arrived at the Parowan truck stop where she was suspected of breaking into cars. But Corporal Jeremy Dunn was not justified in shooting her as she held a screwdriver and argued with officers June 28, Iron County prosecutors ruled Monday.

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  11. Charges: Man faked his own kidnapping in effort to collect ransomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | Deseret News

    ... t kidnapped, according to the charges. A warrant was issued for Clark's arrest on July 6. He was booked into the Iron County Jail on Thursday and had his first court appearance. Clark is scheduled to be back in court Wednesday.

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  12. Public comment sought on proposed wild horse management in Iron, Washington countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Deseret News

    The Bureau of Land Management and the Dixie National Forest Service are seeking public comment on a plan to manage wild horses in the North Hills Joint Management Area in Iron and Washington counties. The management area, located about 2 miles northwest of Enterprise, Washington County, is approximately 84,600 acres in size with about 212 wild horses.

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  13. 1 news Can an - outsider' accused of starting the Brian Head Fire get ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Attorneys for the man charged with starting the Brian Head Fire last year - which burned through more than 71,000 acres, destroyed 13 homes and cost $40 million to fight - are asking a judge to move the trial to a different county. Robert Lyman will not receive a fair trial in Iron County, his attorneys argued in court papers, because of "hatred" the rural community has expressed in online comments and social media posts for the Taylorsville man accused of accidentally starting the 2017 blaze.

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  14. Man charged with starting wildfire wants trial movedRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2018 | KSL-TV

    A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head has asked a judge to move his case outside Iron County. The Deseret News reports Robert Ray Lyman's attorney, Andrew Deiss, wrote in a motion filed last week that the blaze affected so many people in the county last summer that it's likely Lyman may not get a fair trial.

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  15. Man charged with starting Brian Head fire wants trial moved, cites 'hatred' in communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Deseret News

    A Taylorsville man charged with accidentally starting a wildfire near Brian Head last summer has asked a judge to transfer his case outside Iron County, saying online comments show he is hated in the rural community. The blaze torched more than 100 square miles and over a dozen homes, affecting so many people in the county that it's likely Robert Ray Lyman, 61, may not get a fair trial, his attorney, Andrew Deiss, wrote in a motion filed Thursday seeking a venue change.

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  16. Officials: Water in Panguitch contaminated with mud following flash floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | KSL-TV

    ... said on Facebook . Officials were advising people not to drink the water until further notice. A portion of Iron County north of Brian Head was under a flash flood warning on Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Anyone in need ...

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  17. Popular bike trail damaged in Brian Head Fire officially reopens July 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | Deseret News

    ... improve several damaged bike trails in the forest. To that end, Brian Head, the Dixie National Forest and the Iron County Restaurant Tax Board, along with several other partners, were recently awarded matching grant funding from the Utah Office of ...

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  18. Woman shot by police charged with attacking officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | KSL-TV

    ... Corp. Jeremy Dunn shot her twice in the leg. Casimiro was released from the hospital Monday and booked into the Iron County Jail. Torres and Flores were charged last week with receiving a stolen vehicle, a second-degree felony, and two counts of ...

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  19. 2 men with woman shot by police in Iron County face criminal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | KSL-TV

    ... a class A misdemeanor; drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, class B misdemeanors. On Thursday , Iron County sheriff's deputies and officers from other police agencies were called to the Parowan's Travel America, 1130 N. 100 West, on ...

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  20. Police shoot burglary suspect at southwest Utah gas stationRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2018 | KTVN Reno

    A police officer in southwest Utah shot a burglary suspect in the leg during a confrontation at a gas station in Parowan along U.S. Interstate 15. The Iron County Sheriff's office says sheriff's deputies and local police responded to a report that three people were breaking into cars and stealing drug paraphernalia at the Parowan Travel America about 75 miles north of the Arizona line at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

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